Rating: 8,1/10 (641 votes)The Isle of Man Steam Railway is a narrow gauge railway on the Isle of Man. Connects Douglas, Castletown and Port Erin. The road is about 25 kilometers long and has a track width of 914 mm. To this day, only steam locomotives are used on this railway. This makes it a truly historic railway. The first railroad was laid in 1873 from Douglas to Peel. The site, which is in operation today, was launched the second - in 1874. It was originally planned to complete the line in Castletown. However, after the construction of docks for large vessels in Port Erin, the railway was extended. In 1879, a third line of the railroad was built - from St. John's to Ramsey. In 1966, the railway service was terminated. There were attempts to restore regular communication, but they were unsuccessful. Traffic on the Peel and Ramsey lines was discontinued in 1968, and the tracks were dismantled in 1974, but soon rebuilt. A few years later, the road was nationalized, today it belongs to the Isle of Man government and operates in all directions.
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Topic: Isle of Man steam railway in Great Britain, Isle of Man resort.